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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

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July 1, 2013 Press Release

St. Paul, MN – The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe announced today that their former Chief Executive, Marjorie Anderson, passed away yesterday of natural causes. She served as chief executive from 1991 to 2000, and then again from 2008 to 2012.  As Chief Executive, Marge Anderson was instrumental in defending the Mille Lacs Band’s treaty rights and investing tribal gaming revenues towards improving services and the quality of life for Mille Lacs Band members.

June 26, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – President Barack Obama today issued an executive order creating the White House Council on Native American Affairs.  This high level interagency group will be chaired by the Secretary of the Interior with the purpose of ensuring that “the Federal Government engages in a true and lasting government-to-government relationship with federally recognized tribes in a more coordinated and effective manner, including by better carrying out its trust responsibilities.”  The Council will work across federal agencies and departments to coordinate the development of “p

June 13, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC –  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has responded to a bipartisan group of Members of Congress who urged the commissioner to “…take a stand against the use of the word ‘redskin’ as the Washington franchise’s name” in a May 13th letter.  Mr. Goodell’s letter (dated June 5) and supporting material attempts to justify the use of the racial slur and says “Redskins” has “a positive meaning.”  The commissioner did acknowledge in his letter that “…the issues raised with respect to the Washington Redskins name are complex.”

June 6, 2013 Press Release

June 10, 2013 - 1:30 PM | Minnesota State Capitol - Room 15

Saint Paul, MN— On Monday, June 10th, Congresswoman McCollum will host a listening session at 1:30 PM at the Minnesota State Capitol to discuss the impact of proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. Anti-hunger leaders will provide testimony about the impact of this proposal on Minnesota’s low-income children, families and seniors.

May 29, 2013 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Congresswoman McCollum has joined with nine Members of Congress and more than 50 organizations in  urging Mr. Dan Snyder, the owner of the NFL’s Washington XXXskins football team, to change his team’s racist name.

May 16, 2013 Press Release

 

For Immediate Release:  May 16, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) voted against the latest Republican maneuver to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  This effort marks the 37th time that House Republicans tried to repeal, defund, or dismantle ObamaCare.

May 15, 2013 Press Release

Washington D.C.– On Friday, May 10th, the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) honored Congresswoman Betty McCollum with the 2013 Congressional Leadership Award during their 15th Anniversary Gala Celebration. After accepting the award from Executive Director, D’Shane Barnett, Congresswoman McCollum thanked the organization for their work and shared her commitment towards improving healthcare options for American Indians and Alaska Native populations.

April 23, 2013 Statements For the Record

 

Mr. Speaker, Congress should never have passed sequestration.  These reckless cuts are affecting families and communities throughout our nation, including those in Indian Country.  Yet, when sequestration passed no one thought about how it would disproportionately impact tribal communities.

March 21, 2013 Press Release

 

For Immediate Release:  March 21, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

March 6, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman McCollum to Participate in Woodbury Town Hall Meeting

On Saturday, March 9, 2013, Congresswoman McCollum will join State Senator Susan Kent (53) and State Representatives Andrea Kieffer (53B) and JoAnn Ward (53A) for a Town Hall at Woodbury City Hall from 10 AM –11:30 AM.  Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens and Washington County Commissioner Lisa Weik will also be present for the discussion.  Woodbury residents are welcome to attend to hear legislative updates and ask questions about federal, state, and local issues.

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